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Publications and Exhibits


The epic story of James Hubbell’s international art project that has built community and understanding around the Pacific.


Art by James Hubbell, Written by Rebecca Morales



In Plain Sight

Currated by Rebecca H. Morales Ph.D. and Natasha Bonilla Eckholm. Exhibited at the La Jolla Historical Society February 10 through May 20, 2018


Stealing Cars: Technology and Society from the Model T to the Gran Torino


Stealing Cars follows along the lines of contemporary scholars who emphasize history from the bottom up, yet who also focus on the importance of government and culture in mediating the relationship between technology and society.


Academic/Professional Publications


  • 2014 John Heitmann and Rebecca Morales, Stealing Cars: Technology and Society from the Model T to the Gran Torino, The Johns Hopkins University Press

  • 2005 Rebecca Morales, "Employment Discrimination," in Deena J. Gonzalez and Suzanne Oboler (eds.) Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, Oxford University Press

  • 2000 Rebecca Morales, "What a Latino Worker Finds in the Labor Market," in Sonia Perez (ed.), Moving Up the Economic Ladder: Latino Workers and the Nation's Future Prosperity, Washington, DC, National Council of La Raza

  • 1998 Frank Bonilla, Edwin Melendez, Rebecca Morales, and Maria de Los Angeles Torres, (eds.), Borderless Borders: The Paradox of Interdependence Among Latinos and Latin Americans, Philadelphia, Temple University Press

  • 1994 Rebecca Morales, Flexible Production: Restructuring of the International Automobile Industry, Cambridge, Polity Press

  • 1993 Rebecca Morales and Frank Bonilla (eds.), Latinos in a Changing U.S. Economy: Comparative Perspectives on Growing Inequality, Newbury Park, Sage Series on Race and Ethnic Relations, Sage Publications

  • 1992 Rebecca Morales and Jesus Tamayo, "Urbanization and Development of the United States-Mexico Border," in Lawrence A. Herzog (ed.), Changing Boundaries in the Americas: New Perspectives on U.S.-Mexican, Central American, and South American Borders, La Jolla, CA, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UCSD Contemporary Perspectives Series, No. 4, April, 1992

  • 1992 Rebecca Morales, "Place and Auto Manufacture in the Post-Fordist Era," in Martin Wachs (ed.), The Car and the City: The Automobile, The Built Environment, and Daily Life, University of Michigan Press, 20 pp

  • 1990 Rebecca Morales, "Work Organization, Technology, and Labor Relations in the U.S. Automobile Industry," in Sung-Jo Park (ed.), Technology and Labor in the Automobile Industry, Campus Press, Frankfurt and New York, 27 pp

  • 1986 Rebecca Morales, "The Los Angeles Automobile Industry in Historical Perspective," Society and Space, September, Vol.4, pp.289-303

  • 1983 Rebecca Morales, "Transitional Labor: Undocumented Workers in the Los Angeles Automobile Industry," International Migration Review, winter, Vol.17, No. 4, pp.570-596

  • 1983 Rebecca Morales, "Cold Solder on a Hot Stove," in Jan Zimmerman (ed.), Technological Women, New York, Praeger, pp.169-180

  • 1983 Rebecca Morales, "Unions and Undocumented Workers," Southwest Economy and Society, fall, Vol.6, No.1, pp.3-11, reprinted in Our Socialism, Vol.1, April, pp. 33-37


  • 2002 "San Diego's Defense and Transportation Manufacturing Industry Cluster," SANDAG/SourcePoint

  • 2002 "San Diego's Business Services Industry Cluster," SANDAG/SourcePoint

  • 2001 "San Diego's Software Industry Cluster," SANDAG/SourcePoint

  • 2000 "San Diego's Digital New Media Industry," San Diego Regional Technology Alliance

  • 2000 "San Diego's Wireless Telecommunications Industry," San Diego Regional Technology Alliance

"Morales is a rare scholar who combines diligent empirical research with fresh theoretical insight and a crisp, lucid writing style."

-Prof. Zoltan J. Acs, University of Baltimore

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